25 Mar 2017

Islamic State ‘claims responsibility for attack’ at Dhaka airport roundabout

“Islamic State has reportedly claimed credit for the blast in front of a police box at the entrance to Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport, describing it as a ‘suicide attack’.” Source: Islamic State ‘claims responsibility for attack’ at Dhaka airport roundabout – bdnews24.com

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25 Mar 2017

Nigeria: DSS Re-Arrests Boko Haram Commander Seven Years After Prison Escape

“The Department of State Services (DSS) said it has re-arrested one Nasiru Sani, a top commander of the Boko Haram, who escaped from Bauchi Central Prison in October 2010 and hid in Maiduguri, Borno State.” Source: Nigeria: DSS Re-Arrests Boko Haram Commander Seven Years After Prison Escape – allAfrica.com

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24 Mar 2017

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

“Belgian prosecutors have brought an attempted terrorism charge against a man who drove at a crowd in Antwerp. No-one was injured but shoppers in a pedestrian zone were forced to dive out of the way in Thursday’s incident.” Source: Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’ – BBC News

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24 Mar 2017

FBI’s Comey warns of ‘terrorist diaspora’ from ISIS territory

“FBI Director James Comey repeated his concerns Thursday over a ‘terrorist diaspora’ that he believes will occur once ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria is ‘crushed’ by coalition forces.” Source: FBI’s Comey warns of ‘terrorist diaspora’ from ISIS territory | Fox News

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24 Mar 2017

Islamic State Routed in Somalia’s Puntland, President Says

“An Islamic State faction in Somalia’s Puntland region numbers a maximum of 300 fighters and doesn’t pose a serious threat after its militants were driven out of a port town last year, President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said.” Source: Islamic State Routed in Somalia’s Puntland, President Says – Bloomberg

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23 Mar 2017

London attack: Isil claims responsibility as Theresa May reveals terrorist was British citizen who had been investigated by MI5

“Islamic State has claimed that the Westminster terrorist who brought bloodshed to the heart of London was a ‘soldier’ of the terror group.” Source: London attack: Isil claims responsibility as Theresa May reveals terrorist was British citizen who had been investigated by MI5

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22 Mar 2017

Car bomb near Somalia’s presidential palace kills 5: Police

“Police in Somalia say a car bomb has exploded at a military checkpoint near the presidential palace in the capital, killing at least five people.” Source: Car bomb near Somalia’s presidential palace kills 5: Police | News24

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22 Mar 2017

Twitter cracks down on accounts linked to terrorism

“Twitter said on Tuesday it suspended 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016 for ‘promotion of terrorism,’ an increase of 60 percent over the prior six-month period.” Source: Twitter cracks down on accounts linked to terrorism | South China Morning Post

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22 Mar 2017

Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say

“Multiple blasts at camps for people who have fled the Islamist militants Boko Haram killed four and injured 18 in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday.” Source: Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say | Reuters

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20 Mar 2017

Paris Orly airport attacker ‘was under influence of alcohol, cocaine and cannabis’

“The man shot dead at Paris’s Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, a judicial source said on Sunday.” Source: Paris Orly airport attacker ‘was under influence of alcohol, cocaine and cannabis’ – The Local

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